Police Commissioner Grant Stevens
Grant Stevens was appointed Police Commissioner on 21 July 2015 after 33 years in policing and 10 years in SAPOL’s executive team.
Notable career highlights have been as a detective in criminal investigations, developing and leading SAPOL’s response to historical sex crimes against children [Paedophile Task Force], specialist sex crimes investigation [Sexual Offences Investigation Branch] and family and domestic violence. Grant has enhanced the policing response to road safety, developing the SAPOL Road Safety Strategy, restructuring resources, and introducing performance benchmarks, Traffic Watch and Driver Drug Testing. His innovative thinking was illustrated in 2010 when Grant created and implemented an organisational wide Service Excellence Framework, focusing on responsive service delivery, neighbourhood policing and demand management.
Grant has also significantly improved South Australia’s fight against organised crime and outlaw motorcycle gangs, developing and taking the leadership role in the first national multi-agency taskforce into OMCGs. As Deputy Commissioner from 2012, and responsible for State wide operational policing and strategic and operational leadership in emergency management, Grant was SAPOL’s representative on the Australia New Zealand Counter Terrorism Committee and Chair of the ANZCTC Chemical Biological Radiological Nuclear Security Sub-Committee.
As Commissioner of Police, Grant is now a member of a wide range of executive Boards and Committees at State and national government levels, relating to law enforcement, emergency management, public safety, justice, road safety and community.
A keen amateur cyclist, Grant was co-founder and Chairperson of ‘Ride Like Crazy Inc.’ an annual police and public mass participation cycling event, which has raised over $1,000,000 for cancer research, prevention and treatment, as well as promoting cycling road safety.
Grant is an Ambassador and South Australia Committee Chairperson for White Ribbon Australia. He also volunteers for St. Vincent de Paul as a member of their South Australian Business Advisory Panel.
Married with five children, Grant is actively involved in his family’s sporting activities as a parent and organiser. He is also the Chairperson of his children’s school Governing Council.